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Tween Time: Photographic Memories

Teach your tweens how photography operates as an artistic medium and a chronicler of history.  At the Getty Center (, “In Focus: Expressions” runs through Oct. 7 and focuses on the human face. On display are 45 examples of photographic portraiture that showcase the work of famous photographers such as Walker Evans and Weegee, but also range from primitive examples of early portraits … Read Article

Travel the Globe at the Ford through Music and Dance

What are your summer travel plans? Korea? West Africa? How about some imaginary land? You can take your family to all those places through song and dance by visiting the Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood. Big World Fun takes up residence there with a quartet of big Saturday morning shows this summer.   Le Ballet Dembaya takes families on a lively trek to the West African nation of Guinea June 30 … Read Article

Our Five Fave Los Angeles Weekend Freebies (June 23-24)

This coming weekend, we’ve got a mini concert, a major arts festival, an up-close look at marine live, an ocean celebration and a chance to hear music “on the green.” Let’s start at Children’s Book World in West L.A., for the Isabel Brazon Spanish Music Fun Mini-Concert happening from 10:30-11 a.m. Saturday. The creator of Baila Baila Spanish Music for kids will get everyone ages 3-7 singing, … Read Article

5 Ways to Inspire a Love of Music in Kids this Summer

I took my first piano lesson from my mother when I was 5 years old, and have made music my life’s work. I have taught so many gifted children and seen them overcome shyness and embrace the joy of music. Here are five tips for inspiring a love of music in your children this summer. Take them to concerts. There is nothing more musically inspiring than experiencing live music. Taking your … Read Article